Session 1: What is Blockchain
With blockchain it’s very easy to get caught up in the technical weeds, but in this session we will steer clear of the technology and cover the basics of what blockchain is and why it’s important for business. We’ll aim to answer questions such as these:
- What is the business context behind blockchain?
- What are the different types of blockchain? How is blockchain for business different to public blockchains like Bitcoin?
- What is the potential for blockchain? Where is it headed?
Session 2: Blockchain Usage Patterns
Blockchain continues to be the focus of hype, and navigating what’s real from what’s snake oil can be difficult. In this session we’ll look at real blockchain use-cases and identify common patterns where it’s been successful.
- How is blockchain currently being used by others? In what areas has blockchain already seen success?
- How do you identify a good blockchain use-case? What are the warning bells for bad use-cases?
- What are the right questions to ask when evaluating a potential blockchain solution?
Session 3 : Planning Blockchain Solutions
If you’re looking to use blockchain to solve a business problem, there are a set of recommendations for ensuring that your project gets off on the right track. Effective planning is critical, and this session takes you through the initial things you need to consider.
- What are the steps to agreeing a blockchain project? What aspects of the solution need early identification?
- How do you collaborate with stakeholders to lay the foundations for a successful blockchain?
- How do you get started with your very first blockchain project?
Session 4 : Integrating Blockchain Solutions
The impact of a blockchain solution will be limited unless it can be successfully integrated with your existing systems architectures and business processes. In the final session of the course we will look at the IT landscape into which a blockchain can fit and the organizational roles that make a blockchain solution endure.
- Who are the key stakeholders that make a blockchain successful?
- How do you make blockchains run alongside your existing systems and processes?
- How would some of the blockchain use, cases we’ve discussed be implemented in a systems architecture?